How quickly the beach changes with each wave.
Right before my eyes, a WHELK appears…
I was very lucky this week to have a TRUE TULIP wash up on one of my beach walks last week at Gulfside City Park beach as well.
And an ANGEL WING… always magical.Magical
A colorful FLAME BOX CRAB shell…
This little cutie too… a CALICO CRAB shell.
Over the weekend as I walked across from Sanibel to Captiva on the Blind Pass bridge, I saw Mike (VA) walking with a huge shell in his hand… A huge empty HORSE CONCH! He found it on the new sand bar in the pass on the Captiva side (you can see a little of it in the photo to the right). So awesome.
Yep, the sand has been gathering here for about a month to make the sand bar again. It catches some really good stuff whenever it appears.
When I got to the other side of those jetty rocks, there’s still a huge shell pile. It’s been coming and going here for about a month too. The shells get washed into a big pile then taken back out… then washed in again.
If you just dig through, it seems there’s always something to uncover…
I found a nice JUNONIA but it had already been cracked open and had made a nice meal for some BOX CRAB… but I think it’s a fun piece anyway.
My fave find though was this sweet little perfect ZIG ZAG FLAT SCALLOP- such a beautiful color.
Although I love my little FLAT, I am so happy for Jeanne who found this absolutely drop dead gorgeous teeny tiny little LIONS PAW. It’s so dang cute I can’t stand it!
I’m so sorry I haven’t been posting as much these days – where does the time go? As soon as I get home from the beach, there’s never enough time any more to get my photos arranged. But rest assured, I still have so many stories to tell you as well as I will soon be showing you some fun exhibits from the 79th Annual Sanibel Shell Festival coming up this Thursday through Saturday March 3, 4 and 5, 2016. I hope to see you there!
Join me on one of our next iLoveShelling Adventures…